FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 07/06/2012
REPRESENTATIVE ZEDLER JOINS CHAIRMAN CALLEGARI ANNOUNCING THE LAUNCH OF THE TEXAS RED TAPE CHALLENGE
AUSTIN, TEXAS - State Representative Bill Zedler joined Chairman Bill Callegari in announcing the launch of the Texas Red Tape Challenge, a unique web-based project of the House Committee on Government Efficiency and Reform, designed to enhance public participation in their review of state government.
"I have always been an advocate for limiting government and searching for ways to eliminate bureaucratic red tape," stated Representative Zedler. "I look forward to reviewing recommendations from my fellow Texans on how we can make our state government limited and more efficient."
The Texas Red Tape Challenge is a website that allows members of the public to offer their ideas on ways to reduce the burden of state laws and regulations or to provide recommendations on how to make government work better. The project will focus on four subjects: Occupational Licensing, Public Education Mandates, State Agency Rulemaking, and Manufacturing in Texas. Specific laws and regulations relating to each subject will be introduced for the public's consideration and comment on a rolling basis every two weeks. The initial challenge, regarding certain occupational licensing regulations, has already been released online. The next series will relate to school mandates and additional occupational licensing, which is anticipated to be posted the week of July 23rd.
The Texas Red Tape Challenge will operate from July through October. In November, the House Government Efficiency and Reform Committee will meet to formally consider the ideas and recommendations generated through this website. Those ideas, which the Committee chooses to adopt, will be included in its report to the 83rd Texas Legislature which convenes in January of 2013.
The Texas Red Tape Challenge may be accessed at www.texasredtapechallenge.com. Everyone is welcome to read the contents and comments on the site. Individuals wishing to offer their own ideas or comments must register on the website before posting any remarks.